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Re: Locked PDF - for what it's worth
« Reply #15 on: July 03, 2018, 11:49:27 AM »
The one I used has password security for everything but printing. It was allowed. And this method took off security on everything.


However, I was using chrome on a PC and printing through PDF writer. I could see how the transparency thing could be an issue.


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Re: Locked PDF - for what it's worth
« Reply #16 on: July 03, 2018, 12:37:20 PM »
Even for opening? Because on my test file Chrome (on a mac) asked for the password before it would open it.
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Re: Locked PDF - for what it's worth
« Reply #17 on: July 03, 2018, 12:56:49 PM »
Yes, but like I said, it was on the PC, I don't have chrome on my Mac, only Firefox, and it wouldn't even load on Firefox, just remained a blank page.



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Re: Locked PDF - for what it's worth
« Reply #18 on: July 03, 2018, 05:03:44 PM »
Let's not get too successful. Don't want the custy's to get bright ideas about the locked proofs WE send THEM. You guys at big shops prolly don't have the problem of people trying to take proof files to other printers, but the smaller guys do.
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Re: Locked PDF - for what it's worth
« Reply #19 on: July 03, 2018, 05:04:33 PM »
I still just use freemypdf.com
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Re: Locked PDF - for what it's worth
« Reply #20 on: July 04, 2018, 05:37:18 PM »
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I still just use freemypdf.com


Thanks for the tip!

For years I have used PDFKEY.

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The free version does a page 1 of a PDF of any file size. The full version unlocks the whole lot and has Automator Actions to lock and unlock.

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Re: Locked PDF - for what it's worth
« Reply #21 on: July 04, 2018, 05:45:13 PM »
hotdog!

I went back to the PDFKEY site to see if they had any new features and found their sister product...

https://pdfextractor-app.com/en/

Now that's a utility!

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Re: Locked PDF - for what it's worth
« Reply #22 on: July 05, 2018, 05:13:49 AM »
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hotdog!

I went back to the PDFKEY site to see if they had any new features and found their sister product...

https://pdfextractor-app.com/en/

Now that's a utility!


Very nice  :smiley:

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Right now I do this by stripping out the pics with PhotoShop, Copy + Pasting the text in Acrobat which also identifies the fonts, and using Illustrator to isolate any vector items I might need.
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Re: Locked PDF - for what it's worth
« Reply #23 on: July 06, 2018, 09:57:10 AM »
Quote from: StudioMonkey link=msg=301307 date=1530782029

Quote from: Fat Boy Tim link=msg=301298 date=1530740713

hotdog!

I went back to the PDFKEY site to see if they had any new features and found their sister product...

https://pdfextractor-app.com/en/

Now that's a utility!


Very nice  :smiley:

Was fantasising about this being built in to InDesign only last week.  Make it happen Adobe !
Right now I do this by stripping out the pics with PhotoShop, Copy + Pasting the text in Acrobat which also identifies the fonts, and using Illustrator to isolate any vector items I might need.


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Re: Locked PDF - for what it's worth
« Reply #24 on: July 06, 2018, 10:31:42 AM »
On a Mac I just open the PDF with preview then export as PDF. I get an unlocked PDF, never had it not work but it is not something I am dealing with every day.

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Re: Locked PDF - for what it's worth
« Reply #25 on: July 06, 2018, 10:46:07 AM »
So in other words, Adobe's pdf security is not very secure at all.....

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Re: Locked PDF - for what it's worth
« Reply #26 on: July 06, 2018, 12:06:11 PM »
Nope.
Besides the websites, we have a free app called pdf unlock that works too.

I once freaked a bank dude out because I unlocked a contract pdf and added to it. He was blown away!
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Re: Locked PDF - for what it's worth
« Reply #27 on: July 07, 2018, 03:06:55 AM »
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On a Mac I just open the PDF with preview then export as PDF. I get an unlocked PDF, never had it not work but it is not something I am dealing with every day.


Yes... We did the same for years. It's an OSX bug from a while ago. Then they fixed it. Maybe it's come back.

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Re: Locked PDF - for what it's worth
« Reply #28 on: July 07, 2018, 09:20:09 AM »
Just be careful. OSX/Preview can butcher a PDF with transparency.
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